The NFA Firearms Trust that we and our lawyers use is a copyrighted document. We have had several individuals ask us what this means in regards to its use.
When you purchase a NFA Gun Trust, you are permitted to make a copy of the trust for your own use and for submitting to the ATF. You are not permitted to copy the text and post it online, provide it to another individual for their use, or provide it to an attorney to copy to create trusts using our language. In addition, you are not permitted to remove our copyright notices from the documents and doing any of the above can result in civil damages for lost profits or statutory damages of up to $30,000 for each act of infringement. If a court determines that a violation is willful or intentional the liability increases up to $150,000 plus attorney’s fees under Title 17, United States Code Sections 504 and 505.The copyright covers the text of the trust as well as the instructions / memorandum.
Recently it has come to our attention that a lawyer is using our copyrighted text and incorporating our wording and protections into their own trusts. We take this very seriously and expect others to do the same.
We have invested hundreds of hours in creating our NFA Firearms Trust and supporting materials and offer it to the public at a fair price. In order to continue to offer our work at a fair and reasonable cost, expect that our clients and competitors to respect our rights and help us maintain our copyrights.
If you have a copy of our trust or believe you have received an improper copy of our trust and would like a proper license to use our language please Contact Us so that we can properly license you and provide the support and upgrade options that goes along with our documents.